Shalom Mishpachot/Dear Families: I hope you all had a wonderful Thanksgiving, albeit different from years past. It’s almost December. Tomorrow. Don’t forget to look up to the sky tonight to see a beautiful full moon (that is if it isn’t too cloudy). Just a few things to keep on your radar. Saturday, Dec. 12 from […]
Hello Temple Sinai, Tov L’hodot – it is good to give thanks! Happy Thanksgiving! I know it is strange this year not being able to be together with friends and family in the ways we are used to, but if we are able to read this, it means we are alive; being alive is a […]
Hello Temple Sinai, Some thoughts on Hanukkah, Anti-Semitism, Racism and the Transgender Day of Remembrance. Yesterday was Rosh Hodesh Kislev, the new moon that marks the beginning of the month of Kislev, the month of Hanukkah. Hanukkah is a beautiful holiday that in Jewish terms is fairly recent, being only a bit shy of 2200 […]
DONATE A TURKEY PLUS November is a great time for Temple Sinai members to make contributions to Feeding Chittenden (formerly the Chittenden Emergency Food Shelf). There are different ways that members and friends of our community can help: Bring frozen turkeys or non-perishable food items to 228 North Winooski Ave, Monday through Friday between 8 […]
Rabbi David Edleson November 13, 2020 Temple Sinai, S. Burlington, Vermont AL KOL EILEH – for all these… The rabbis often try to find ways to portray the matriarchs and patriarchs as model humans in model relationships. They are righteous, humble, pious, strong, clever, emotionally intelligent, and just. When it comes to Genesis, “the women […]
Hello Temple Sinai, On Yom Kippur, we read from the book of Deuteronomy, “I am setting before you this day a blessing and a curse.” The original meaning is that we need to choose one or the other, but these past weeks, it has often felt like the two come together like two oceans and […]
Rabbi Karyn D. Kedar shares “Grace in the Wilderness,” a prayer for an uncertain political time. On November 4, 2020, Americans woke up to an uncertain outcome of the U.S. presidential election. People across the political spectrum are experiencing a roller coaster of confusion, fear, and hope. In response to this difficult moment, Rabbi Karyn […]
Hello Temple Sinai, I hope this finds you well, and finding ways to avoid relentless checking the numbers from the election. May the count proceed peacefully and the outcome reflect the will of the people. This is a time of uncertainty. I’ve heard many people say that religious faith is about a foolish need for […]
HELLO TEMPLE SINAI!
Tim and I had a productive and relaxing time on our vacation. We spent a week cleaning out closets and storage between playing with the new puppy, and then we went to Maine for a lovely time on the ocean. It was nice to get away but it is also always nice to get back to Vermont. I feel such a sense of home and happiness whenever I cross the state line and see the Vermont sign.
I hope to see you at our service this Friday evening. Roy Feldman will be joining us on viola, and we will be pausing to remember the shooting at Tree of Life with song and prayer.
Also in this email:
– New Friday night service! Download from our home page
– Pre and Post Election Day short services
– Hanukkah planning
– Intro to Judaism course starts Sunday
HAPPY SUKKOT TEMPLE SINAI!
Congratulations to the Sisterhood on their kick-off brunch! They have been doing such good work during this pandemic, and I know they will grow from strength to strength in this new year. Also, congratulations to Judy Alexander, Stacie Gabert, and all the teachers on the opening of our virtual Hebrew School.
Also in this email:
– Meet Mr. Ginsberg!
– Retro Homecoming Shabbat from the Gates of Prayer
– Simchat Torah event!
– Intro to Judaism course starting November 1
– Upcoming Events